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Martha Ann VanLoy

Martha Ann (Nesteby) VanLoy was born on December 20, 1933, in Granite Rock Township to Elmer and Anna (Brey) Nesteby. She grew up in several communities in the area and graduated from Marshall High School. On February 20, 1954, she was united in marriage to August VanLoy at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. The couple lived and raised their family in Tracy, Marshall, Willmar and Lucan. Martha worked for the Hardware Store and later the Bank. Martha belonged to the Lucan CCW/Christian Mother’s Group and church choir, the American Legion Auxiliary, Lucan Historical Society, Booster Club and Red Hat Granny Readers. Martha enjoyed reading, gardening, watching softball, sewing and dancing. She was most fond of spending time with her family. She enjoyed sending cards out and participating in family activities. This week she was able to visit with all of her children as she celebrated her 84th birthday. Martha died suddenly on Friday, December 22, 2017, at Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. She is survived by her children Ramona “Mona” (and James) Ourada of Vesta, Barbara (and John) Campbell of Delaware, OH, August “Butch” VanLoy of Sanborn, John (and Susan) VanLoy of Wabasso, Sharolyn “Sherry” (and Kim) Henrickson of North Mankato, Jody (and Perry) Hansen of Wabasso, Marsha (and Bruce) Danielson of North Mankato, Joseph “Joe” (and Wendy) VanLoy of Wayzata, Kerri (and Jerry) Brockhaus of Hartford, SD, Craig (and Kim) VanLoy of Benson, Jean (and Kevin) Clarke of Mankato; 25 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; siblings Helen Kerr, Gladys (and James) Jacobson, Lucille (and William) Larson, Robert “Bob” (and Rita) Nesteby, Linda Ohman, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband August (Gus), grandchildren Fallon Hansen and Chad VanLoy. Memorials may be sent to Our Lady of Victory Church, Lucan, MN

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John and I really liked Martha. She always had a smile for us, was very kind and respectful whenever she saw us. She would ask about our children and how we were doing. I know she will be missed greatly by her family. She is smiling in heaven now. Your faith in God is how you get through the difficult times. Let God help comfort you through this grieving process.

Linda & John Ourada Dec 27 2017 5:43 PM

My prayers for comfort and peace on Martha's passing. Growing up, she was my favorite person to visit with at the bank in Lucan. She never failed to stop by to visit for a few minutes when I was hope for functions and always gave me an update on where her kids were. She was very much a kind and generous person with her time. God's peace.

Crysta Wille Dec 27 2017 12:39 PM

Sherry and Kim and extended family, one thing I know for sure is that Martha's giving spirit, organizational skills and big heart live on through Sherry...and likely all of her siblings...what a phenomenal Mom she must have been. My deepest sympathy and heartiest salute. May Martha rest in peace and perpetual light shine upon this lovely lady.

Sheila Biernat Dec 23 2017 6:08 PM

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you comfort from His Holy Word, the Bible. He will swallow death forever, and the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. Isaiah 25:8. He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4 Please accept my deepest condolences.

Ken Harvey Dec 23 2017 5:46 AM

Heaven has gained a beautiful angel that will be missed by many. The love Martha shared with others will continue on.

Gail Fischer Dec 22 2017 8:25 PM